It was strange, but it was a win: Jays capture coveted Class 5 title

Jefferson City defeated Fort Zumwalt West 2-1, capturing a Class 5 state title. (MGN Online)

It was fitting, really, that this odd game had such an odd finish.

Because this affair had more twists and turns than a West Virginia country road, a pretzel factory, or a poodle straight from the salon.

It had more head-scratching moments than Don King with lice.

It was also fitting that Jacob Weirich --- who refused to buckle and survived on the mound on guts, much more so than talent on this day --- took one more for the team.

A walk-off hit-by-pitch.

In the state championship game.

Wow, did that hurt soooo good.

Weirich was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to push home the game-winning run and lift the Jefferson City Jays an improbable 2-1 win over the Ft. Zumwalt West Jaguars in the Class 5 championship game at CarShield Field.

I don't believe what I just saw.

Believe it.


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